Multi-word message filters on HTML Body text may not work if lines are wrapped



14 years ago
13 years ago


(Reporter: sbohdjal, Assigned: mscott)


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14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050225 Firefox/1.0.1
Build Identifier: Thunderbird version 1.0 (20041206)

If you set up a multi-word message filter (e.g., "Mozilla Thunderbird") for
"Body" text with the "Contains" option, the filter won't find a match if the
e-mail body is HTML formatted and the words happen to have a line break between
them ("\n" not "<BR>"). In other words, HTML white space isn't properly handled
by multi-word message filters. To reproduce the problem, the source message text
has to have a line break between the search words -- this may not be visible in
Thunderbird but is visible in the mailbox source text.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Check the source mailbox text (the file where the mail text is saved) for a
unique pair of words in HTML with a line break ("\n" not "<BR>") in between.
2. Set up a filter on that mailbox for those words (using "Body" and
"Contains"). Use some verifiable action like "Move to folder".
3. Run the filter on that mailbox.

Actual Results:  
The filter action isn't performed.

Expected Results:  
The filter action should have been performed.
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Last Resolved: 13 years ago
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